Tell Me Something Tuesday: blog comments

Posted March 29, 2022 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 14 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Do you leave blog comments? Do you respond to comments left on your blog?

Oh blog comments! You have been my achilles heel since IDK, 6 months after I started blogging years and years ago. If you read my Sunday Posts, you’ve probably seen that one of my goals for this years is to reply to every comment. And another goal is to visit and leave comments on at least 7 posts each week. And you also probably know that I’m struggling to keep up with those goals.

First off, I think it’s very important for me to let you know that I appreciate and read every single comment left on my posts. I get them via email and read them almost immediately. And if there were a way for me to just hit reply in that email and reply to that blog comment in the moment, I would probably be much better about replying. But since there isn’t (at least, not with our current system), it’s something I struggle with.

As for commenting, on days I’m working from home and my morning routine goes as planned, I seem to manage to get to a least 3 or 4 blogs and comment on them. Weekends, it just doesn’t happen. And office work days are also less successful.

I hate that I’m so bad at both, as the blogging community is what I love about blogging. When I first started blogging I visited and left comments on probably 30-40 blogs each day. And I replied to every comment I received and visited them back. That was then – when blogging was literally saving me from incredible loneliness and a deep depression. Now (as you also know if you follow my Sunday Posts), I am INCREDIBLY busy and my days Monday – Sunday are jam packed from sunrise to sundown. And I can’t bear to let blogging go, so I keep trying to make it to posts. And keep hoping you’ll forgive me for not being as good as I would like to be. Someday I’ll have more time, right?

What about you?

Next week’s topic: Which books are you looking forward to reading this Spring? (April-June)

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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14 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: blog comments

  1. “Now (as you also know if you follow my Sunday Posts), I am INCREDIBLY busy and my days Monday – Sunday are jam packed from sunrise to sundown. And I can’t bear to let blogging go, so I keep trying to make it to posts.”
    Sometimes (well, often) I feel bad for managing to fit posts into my schedule but not being able to comment consistently, so yeah, I get it. I mean, sometimes I’m like, do I write a post or do I comment? and I post the bare minimum as it is LOL. (Yeah, I know there isn’t a bare minimum with blogging, but one post a week or so is what *I* consider the bare minimum). Anyhow, I try to touch base with my fellow bloggers at least once a week, and I do reply to every comment on my own blog, but that is easy enough, since it’s not like I get a ton.

    • Oh I’ve had the mental debate a few times – visit or post? It’s nice having a co-blogger as that makes my bare minimum feel even lower!

  2. I completely understand. I read on Sunday how busy you are. I do reply to all comments on my blog and I try to visit all the blogs that leave comments at least once a week. Some weeks I’m better than others about doing that. Most of my blog buddies are on Twitter or Fb too so I can keep caught up that way as well.

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    • Thanks for understanding – I appreciate that you all keep coming back and supporting me even though I’m not able to be as good a blogger as I’d like to be! And yep – some weeks are better for me as well (this is a better week so far!)

  3. I used to comment on at least as many as you did back in the day. Maybe close to 80 on weekends (because of hops and the like) but I’m nowhere near close to that now.

    I struggle to get in my regular visits but try to squeeze in a few each day. On days I can visit all of regulars it takes over an hour or two and I fall behind on other things lol

    It’s a struggle (especially these past few years) and we all get it – life happens! We understand!

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

    • Yeah back when I first got started somehow I had a lot more time for the blog! I honestly have no idea how many I visited, but it was a lot. Maybe not 80 LOL

  4. I’m with Jen on all her comments. I read blogs I am interested in reading. I comment if I have something to say. I do reply to all the ones on my blog posts. But we all do the best we can.

    • I agree, I have definitely been known to visit and not comment. Sometimes it’s really hard to get a comment typed out in between playing with Dante. And I appreciate everyone being so patient and understanding with me 🙂

    • I appreciate y’all for being so incredibly patient and understanding. It means a lot that the community keeps coming, even when I can’t be as active as I would like to be. Hopefully I will reach a season when it all balances out a bit better.

  5. Jen

    You are so incredibly busy and I remember what it was like to have a toddler. Knowing you and knowing that you do read the comments, is enough for me. I will admit that I have stopped visiting blogs where I comment and comment and never get a reply and or a visit. And there are some blogs that I just visit and read, but don’t comment b/c I know that blogger doesn’t reply. But I visit blogs for the content, so whether or not I get a reply shouldn’t really matter!

    • I have stopped visiting blogs for the same reason in the past. I also stopped when I felt like I was in a one-sided blog-ership (relationship lol) and they NEVER visited me. I don’t visit other blogs so that they will visit me, but it’s nice to feel like you have some sort of a back and forth relationship happening. That said, I know that I struggle to do it all and so do others. And while I love the blog community, blogging can’t be my priority. So when something has to give, that’s where I start to slip. I’m thankful to everyone who is patient with me and visits even when I can’t reciprocate like I would like.